We are happy to announce that after a long hiatus, we once again have current observations from our office available online on our website. Earlier this year we set up new weather sensors, as well as a computer to read the sensors and track the data. Several staff members worked together to configure the system and have it transfer the data to our website.
Temperature, humidity, wind and rainfall measurements are available. Recent trends in the data can be evaluated from the graphs beneath the main panel. New observations are uploaded to the site every 5 to 10 minutes to reflect changing conditions. Use your browser's Refresh button to check for new data.
Our office is located in far eastern Jefferson County, 3 miles southeast of the village of Sullivan, and the observation is taken outside the office with standard instrumentation. Temperature and humidity are measured 2 meters above a grassy surface, and wind at the top of a 10-meter tower. Rainfall is measured by a "tipping-bucket" gauge that does not need to be emptied periodically. The 15-minute and 1-hour rainfall totals are running totals up to the time of the observation.
We hope you find these observations useful and informative!
The link can be found from our front page just below the Weather Story Icon (see below).